The interviewer asked the question – what should we do to be blissful, happy and aware?
The answer was simple. We aren’t going to be here forever. So don’t take things for granted. Of all the people who went to bed last night, some didn’t wake up. But we did. And isn’t that wonderful . . . and isn’t this a fantastic day.
So many of us live with the idea that we are immortal. Or put another way, we aren’t conscious of our mortality. Because if we were, how would we have time to fight with somebody, to waste our time doing things that serve us little purpose, to think and act in a negative way . . . ?
The point of the answer was not to bring us down by reminding ourselves that someday we will die. But rather to allow us to become more conscious of our mortality, and thereby live a life that helps us become the people we want to be. Life is a brief happening – so embrace this moment – right now.